Today, WhatsApp is one of the most famous instant texting social media platforms in the world. However, it wasn’t like that in the beginning. In fact, in the first five years after it was released, WhatsApp was just another texting platform with little to no popularity on a global scale.
It was in 2015 (five years after WhatsApp was launched) that the platform started gaining popularity. WhatsApp saw its chance and started updating new features to the platform’s user interface in this phase. Audio calls, video calls, location requests, payment methods, story updates, and more: all of these features were launched in the last 2-3 years only.
In today’s blog, we’ll talk about whether or not it’s possible to send images as hyperlinks on WhatsApp. We’ll tell you how to share a link with an image preview on WhatsApp. If you’re a new user, you’re in for a treat because we’ll also discuss how to share photos in both the image as well as document format. To find the answers to more related queries, stick with us till the end of this blog.
Before you start scouring the WhatsApp settings for a way to send an image as a hyperlink, let us tell you that such a thing isn’t possible. There’s no concrete reason behind this unavailability; there just hasn’t been any real need for such a feature on WhatsApp. If the platform releases a feature like this in the upcoming years, we’ll be the first ones to tell you all about it.
Coming back to our question, what can be done about your problem?
The best alternative for you is to share the link to that site. An image preview will also be attached to it when you’ll do so, giving the user a glimpse of that content. Don’t panic; the process to do that is easy and we’re going to walk you through it.
Step 1: On your preferred search engine, search for the image you wish to share with your friend on WhatsApp.
Step 2: Once you’ve found your desired image, copy its link from the search bar located at the top of the screen.
Step 3: Open WhatsApp on your smartphone. Tap on your friend’s chat to whom you want to send that image’s link to. You’ll see a list of all your conversations arranged in reverse-chronological order.
Step 4: On the keyboard, paste the link you copied from that search engine. When you do that, the link will appear along with an image preview.
There you go. You now know how you can send a link to your friend on WhatsApp with an image preview.
How to Send Images on WhatsApp from Your Phone Gallery
If you’ve found your answer in the last section, we’re happy for you. However, if you still have a few related queries, keep reading.
If you’ve recently started using WhatsApp, you might have a hard time navigating around the platform. However, don’t worry because that’s what we’re here to help you with. Below, we’ve laid down the steps to send images to other WhatsApp users. Take a look:
Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your smartphone. From all your conversations, choose the one you need to share your images in.
Step 2: On the bottom right corner of the screen, you’ll see three icons that are located on the keyboard. Tap on the third one, which is the icon of a camera.
Step 3: When you’ll do so, you’ll see the WhatsApp camera. Swipe up to see your gallery.
Step 4: If you need to send them more than one picture, long-click on the first photo to select it. After that, select all the photos that you need to send and tap on the OK button located at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 5: Next, you’ll be given the option of adding a caption to your photos. If you don’t want to add any captions, click on the Send button located at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Great, now you know how you can share images on WhatsApp!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: How many images can I share in one go on WhatsApp?
We’ve all been on that one friends’ trip where we took a lot of pictures. If your smartphone took the most pictures, we know what a hassle it can be to share all those pictures with all your friends.
If you were thinking of sharing all those pictures at once in your friends’ group, we’re sorry to inform you that’s not possible. On WhatsApp, you can only share up to 30 pictures in one go. If you want to send them all the pictures at once, one efficient alternative for you is to share a Google Photos link with them.
Q2: What is the maximum time length for video sharing on WhatsApp?
Yes, you heard us right. There is a time limit to the videos you want to send someone on WhatsApp. More specifically, there is a space limit on those videos.
Moreover, this restriction isn’t placed just on videos; all media sharing on WhatsApp has a limit of 16MBs. No file larger than that can be exported on the platform at once.
If you need to share a large file on WhatsApp, your best bet is to split your video into two parts using a third-party application/ Chrome extension.